OK, so maybe not the entire cast of True Blood is featured on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly but damn near all of them are … each, on their own individual cover. In celebration of the forthcoming season 5 premiere of True Blood on HBO this Sunday night, EW has published a whopping 11 different covers for this week’s issue. Sookie, Bill, Alcide, Lafayette and MORE! Click below to see all 11 covers of this week’s issue of
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When penning the fifth season of True Blood, the frightening yet disarmingly funny vampire drama that returns to HBO this Sunday, creator Alan Ball found inspiration (in all places!) by watching the scary-in-their-own-right presidential primaries. “My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who thinks she has a direct line to God.” Ball told EW. “What would happen if she became president? A lot of right-wingers would like to see a theocracy in America. From there we thought, ‘What would a vampire theocracy be and how would you justify it? What kind of impact would it have on humans?’” The result is a battle between the Tru Blood-sipping Authority, headed by Roman Zimojic (Christopher Meloni), and religious extremists like the Sanguinistas, who believe humans were created by God for one purpose only: to serve as a hearty meal. “Sanguine is from the Latin word for blood, and I was trying to find a name that like a real movement,” explains Ball.
We think it works! To kick off another year that includes the most ambitious sets to date (wait ’til you check out the latest hipster hangout, courtesy of production designer Suzuki Ingerslev), EW shot not one, not two, but eleven covers featuring the irresistible denizens of Bon Temps. What’s that, you say? Too heart wrenching to settle on an Alexander Skarsgard cover when you’re dying for the latest likeness of the smoking Stephen Moyer? Have no fear!
Get all 11! To collect all the True Blood issues, click HERE.
LOL. I think it’s safe to say that the folks over at EW magazine are big TB fans, don’tcha think? We are just days away from the premiere of the new season so while we wait for Sunday’s all new ep, let’s spend all of our time running around all over town looking for all 11 different covers of EW magazine. OR, you can just click the link above and order them all at the same time. Which cover is your fave? I’m gonna hafta go with the stripper guy from Magic Mike ;)